Samuel M. Martin, Jr.

Samuel M. Martin, Jr., age 69, of Locust Grove, died May 28, 2009. He was born in Winona, W.Va., to the late Charlotte Hume and Samuel M. Martin, Sr.

Mr. Martin enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his son, Roger Martin and daughter, Charlotte Martin, both of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Marie Martin, Chris Martin and Brandy Burdette; four great-grandchildren and other adoptive grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m., on Sunday, May 31, at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Tim Prickett officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m,. Sunday.

Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.

Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson, 85, of McDonough, died May 26, 2009. Cremation Society of the

SOUTH at Eagle's Landing, (770) 692-1181.

Shirley Gripenstraw

Shirley Gripenstraw, 68, of Hampton, died May 28, 2009. Cremation Society of

the SOUTH at Eagle's Landing, (770) 692-1181.

Donald Edward Swords

Donald Edward Swords, of Stockbridge, passed away May 26, 2009.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30, at 1p.m., at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m., until service time.

Mr. Swords is survived by his wife, Sharon Swords; daughters, Destini Swords, of Friendship, Ala., and Candace Swords, of Stockbridge; sons, D. Dewayne Swords and Travis Swords, both of Stockbridge; mother, Grace Elizabeth Swords; sisters, Diane Holland, of Las Vegas, Nev., Rebecca Ellis, Newnan and Barbara Hembree, of Lawrenceville; brother, Richard Swords, of Clayton County; seven grandchildren. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2828.